Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott today announced a new underground pedestrian link will be built from the future Norwest Railway Station to the Norwest retail and business precinct.
Following community consultation late last year, the link has been approved and work will soon start as part of the $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest project.
“This underground link will take pedestrians below Norwest Boulevard, providing a faster and easier link from the new railway station to established retail and commercial areas including the Norwest Marketown Shopping Centre,” Mr Elliott said.
“Norwest is one of the fastest growing employment centres in Sydney.
“About 15,000 people travel to Norwest for work every day at major Australian and international companies – and this is expected to increase to 30,000 by 2031.”
The new Norwest Station is currently under construction and building the underground pedestrian link means there will be a new second entry to Norwest Station in addition to the entry at the corner of Norwest Boulevard and Brookhollow Avenue.
“Better pedestrian access and better public transport options around Norwest Business Park will open up more economic opportunities in the Hills,” Mr Elliott said.
Services start on Sydney Metro Northwest in the first half of 2019 with a train every four minutes in the peak. Sydney Metro Northwest is Stage 1 of Sydney Metro, Australia’s biggest public transport project.